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07-13-2008, 05:41 PM   #91
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Tom, that thing is sharp. It looks as nice as the DA* 200 f/2.8 shots
I've been seeing! Nice job on the shooting, too.

I wonder how it would stack up to my S-M-C Tak 200.

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K Club SMC 200mm f2.5

Thanks Jay,

The K 200/2.5 is amongst my all-time favourite lenses. I donít have nearly as many lenses as you do but enough variety to make the choice interesting. For some reason I seem to prefer the telephotos Ė at least for the moment. I was quite impressed by the sharpness in the kyak image. The colours are quite vibrant as well vis-ŗ-vis the flower. All things considered itís a keeper. It is a heavy beast but the extra speed makes focusing easy. Itís nice to know images from this 30+ year-old glass, with a little time and effort, can still compare favourably with a modern Pentax 200mm offering. As for that SMC Tak 200, Iím sure in your hands the results would be even better.

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k135 f2.5

Admittedly not the best pictures the lens has ever taken but everytime I put it on the camera I love how sharp it is

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K 135 f 2.5

Nice Gokenin,

That K 135 f 2.5 is a beauty. Sharpness and the added bonus wonderful colour rendering as well. Don't you love the fact that you get a digital dividend with this old glass? It takes an already sharp lens and then only uses only the optically best part in the center. How cool is that? I have the K 135 f 3.5 and I like it a lot but I'm starting to wish I had held out for the 2.5 version. There is just no substitute for speed.

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K 24 f 2.8

Hi all,

Took the K 24 to Elora today. Here's a few.

James Ross House



Elora Gorge Falls



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Tom, those shots look fantastic to me, especially the house. Nice lens, nice job.
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My K-club entry...

I only have the one K lens (though I'm very tempted by the K55 1.8 too).

K 28mm f3.5
I don't use this lens nearly enough.








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Here are two... the landscape is an HDR done with the K28 f/3.5... the concert shot is from the K85 f/1.8.

Both are lenses that I don't use as often these days, being supplanted by the FA 31 and FA 77... but there was a time when I was armed only with an *ist DL, the 18-55mm, and a slew of K glass -- the above two, as well as the K35 f/2, K50 f/1.4, K85 Soft f/2.2, K100 Macro f/4, K200 f/4, and K300 f/4.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mark Littlewood Quote
I only have the one K lens (though I'm very tempted by the K55 1.8 too).

K 28mm f3.5
I don't use this lens nearly enough.


That is one of the most interesting images I have seen in a while. Was this captured on film or digital? The FOV almost seems too expansive to be a 28mm on APS-C.

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Thanks - it was digital K100D with the K28 f3.5 - this is the whole frame, (I just went and checked the raw file). The only lens I have wider than this 28mm is the kit lens, which would have given me aperture, focal length data in the exif. I reckon the 28 was the only lens I took with me that day.
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Some more from the k28/3.5 which followed me to Toronto last week end:



This is around f8.
This lens keeps on surprising me...
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QuoteOriginally posted by deudeu Quote
Some more from the k28/3.5 which followed me to Toronto last week end:



This is around f8.
This lens keeps on surprising me...
What type of flute do you play that lenses are following you about, especially from Montreal to Toronto??..

BTW, I really enjoy all of the (Fill-in-the-Designation)-Club lens threads..Thanks to all those members who started them..Lotta, lotta, lotta truly useful information on these threads..

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What type of flute do you play that lenses are following you about, especially from Montreal to Toronto??..

Bruce
Flute is composed of GX-10 and a few Lowepro lens pouches. So far it works well, the lenses are following me EVERYWHERE (but the kit lens, it's mad because I don't use it anymore...)
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K 50mm F1.2 wide open
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Jake- that's awesome, not just to show off the lens but artistic too...
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